Congratulations to Joe Bello, who co-leads the Metropolitan NYC Community Veterans Engagement Board, for being named to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on May 21, 2019.

State Senator Luis Sepúlveda inducted Joe Bello into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame this May.

State Senator Luis Sepúlveda (shown right) inducted Joe Bello into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame this May.

“Proud to have honored Joe Bello with an induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame,” saidState Senator Luis Sepúlveda, in a tweet. “A decorated and devoted veteran who has served in the U.S Navy and has become an advocate for Veterans’ rights.”

Bello, a Navy Veteran, has been a regular fixture at Veteran events across all five boroughs of New York City for over twenty years.

In addition to his leadership role with the Community Veterans Engagement Board, Joe currently serves as a member and current Secretary of the New York City Veterans Advisory Board, and serves on the Board of Directors for the two James J. Peters VA Medical Center Fisher Houses that recently opened to serve Veterans and their families visiting the Bronx facility.

According to an announcement from the New York State Senate, the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Their meritorious service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a Hall of Fame can provide.

Mr. Bello’s commitment to New York’s Veterans, their families, caregivers, and providers embodies the selfless service that is a hallmark of the profession of arms.­­

For more information on Community Veteran Engagement Boards visit:

Tony Davis joined the VA in March 2016 and is on the Veterans Experience Office team. Tony is a retired Army Intelligence Officer and combat veteran. After retiring from the Army, Tony served as the Country Director for all USO operations in South Korea before returning to the US and joining the VA. In his current assignment, Tony covers Veterans, Family, and Community Engagement activities for New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.


Christopher Olson, Veteran and Veterans Experience Office employee, Sergeant C. Boen Olson, USMC Peter Reich, son and step son to 3 Veterans and Logan Gregory, Military Parent all ran together as the Be Connected team for the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in May.Arizona’s Be Connected Team runs Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon
LaCasseLeo LaCasse survived three crash landings and evaded 4,000 enemy troops during World War II

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

You Might Also Be Interested in These Articles